What time does medor shower start?

Check out the dates and times for astronomical events like equinoxes, solstices, meteor showers, eclipses, supermoons, and more at TimeandDate.com's Cosmic Calendar page.

Many times a year, hundreds of celestial fireballs light up the night skies. They may be called shooting stars, but they don't really have anything to do with stars. These small space particles are meteoroids and they are literally celestial debris.

Sometimes, meteors occur in clusters known as a meteor shower.

Since meteoroids that create a meteor shower all move on a parallel path, and at the same velocity, they seem to originate from a single point in the sky to observers on Earth. This point is known as the radiant. By convention, meteor showers, especially the regular ones are named after the constellation that the radiant lies in.

While meteors can occur at any time of the year, some meteor showers occur at the same time every year. Some of the more famous meteor showers have been observed by humans for hundreds and thousands of years.

Find out the some of the prominent meteor showers here:https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/